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Booker and Zuckerberg

The city has a new mayor with a progressive mandate, but its schools are reeling from the market-based reforms Cory Booker introduced.

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

School buses.

The latest “school reform” silver bullet fails to address how children learn.

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

Student reading

Resistance is growing, and with good reason—test mania delivers few benefits and often harms the students it’s meant to help. 

Occupy the DOE march

The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.

Jonathan Kozol

Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.

Blogs

Addressing student discontent, from the outset, is far more productive than enraging children with suspensions that only increase their ruthlessness.

June 25, 2013

School districts feel immense pressure to test, but teachers and parents are beginning to fight back.

June 21, 2013

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013

New polling suggests Rahm Emanuel isn't playing in Chicago. Here's why—and why the national media should pay attention.

February 27, 2013

The Chicago Teacher Strike was just the first step in a march against educational inequality.

September 24, 2012

The children struggling the hardest in school also happen to be some of the poorest in the country.

September 17, 2012

A strike in the country's most segregated school district is about more than union politics. 

September 14, 2012

The New York Times asks whether the law has been “nullified.” It hasn’t been.

July 6, 2012

On Monday, 90% of Chicago Teachers Union members voted to support a strike if one is called.

June 12, 2012

Education reform is back in fashion, but the Tea Party won’t be pleased.

May 23, 2012